Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DIY: Lengthening A Necklace

The other day I bought this necklace from F21, which I was super excited to wear because it is the only neon item in my closet! But when I got home and tried it on, it seemed super short, almost like a choker style necklace. And that sorta just made me feel super claustrophobic, so I wanted to figure out a way I could lengthen it to make it less choker-y. 
The solution I came up with to solve my problem is a paper clip!
Here's how to do it!

What you'll need:
-A few paper clips {the amount, depends on how much you want to lengthen the necklace}
-The necklace you want to lengthen 

All you have to do is slide the chain part of the necklace onto one end of the paper clip...

So that it looks like this ^

and then take the clasp end, and clasp it around the opposite end of the paper clip...

so that it looks like this ^

If you want your necklace to be a little longer after you add just 1 paper clip, try adding 2 or 3 more until you get the desired length! 

Taadaaaa! This will be the result!
#1 is the original necklace {with no paper clips attached}
#2 is with 1 paper clip attached 
#3 is with 2 paper clips attached 

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  1. I don't know why I never thought of this! This is awesome!

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  3. Just making my life immensely better, no big deal.

  4. dude! Why have I never thought of this?! brilliant :)


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